Heritage Brought to Life

Discover the stories of Dundee’s people and the city’s industrial past; hear the roar of mill machinery; try Dundee’s famous cake; and more, as the city’s heritage is brought to life in our beautiful 1830s jute mill.

Discovery Repairs: Explore the Build

Experience conservation work undertaken by Scottish engineers using traditional methods, to restore Discovery’s ageing timbers as she approaches her 100th anniversary as a Royal Research Ship in 2025!

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Support us to care for our nationally significant Polar and Jute Collections.

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Discover the difference your business could make to our work in Dundee.

Our Sustainability Strategy

At Dundee Heritage Trust, we are committed to protecting and sharing our local and global heritage for current and future generations.

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ABOUT US

Keep up to date with news and stories from Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum.

Polar Publications

Celebrate two iconic publications from within our Polar Collections; the famous South Polar Times compiled on Discovery in 1902, and Shackleton’s rare Aurora Australis.

The Boss
COLLECTIONS

As 2024 marks #Shackleton150, we look at just some of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Discovery story, and how his first trip to Antarctica paved the way for an incredible career in Polar exploration.

About Us

Fair Work

Dundee Heritage Trust is committed to Fair Work. We’re pleased that Museum Galleries Scotland, the strategic body for museums in Scotland, has made this a priority of its new strategy, with the target outcome:

Scotland’s museums and galleries are attractive employers who offer positive working life experiences. They are places where Fair Work drives success, well-being, and prosperity for individuals, organisations, and society.

Fair Work

We support the real living wage

Dundee Heritage Trust is an accredited Real Living Wage employer, supporting fair work and development opportunities for over 100 dedicated staff and volunteers, encouraging organisations in our supply chains to make their own Real Living Wage commitments and provide social value through local training and apprenticeships.

Fair Work

We care about the cost of living

In 2023, we went further in our commitment during a difficult year for all our employees due to the rising cost of living – increasing the wages of all staff under a certain salary by £1 per hour and six months earlier than the scheduled Real Living Wage increase to help with the rising cost of living.

Fair Work

We listen to our team

We are establishing a Staff Forum to enable all of our staff to have a voice on what we do and how we do things, to help make the Trust a more positive place to work and more successful in our endeavours.

Fair Work

We are taking steps for wellbeing

We are supporting new staff-led wellbeing initiatives including the popular Paths for All Step Count Challenge and Insights team development training.

Fair Work

Our core organisational values

  • Trust
    We trust and support each other to work in the best interests of the charity and the benefit of the public.
  • Respect
    We value and respect each other’s unique knowledge, experiences, contributions, and ways of working.
  • Kindness
    We carry out our work with compassion and understanding.
  • Integrity
    We work with integrity as individuals, as a team, in our mission, and in our partnerships.
  • Stewardship
    We look after our heritage wisely for the benefit of the public, using our resources effectively and providing a five-star experience for visitors.
  • Teamwork
    We work together as one team, sharing our skills, encouraging new ideas, and helping each other.
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